A Tesla driver appears to be sleeping on the highway in a Twitter video

Twitter/SethWageWarA Tesla driver appears to be sleeping behind the wheel in a video posted on Twitter on Monday.

  • A Tesla driver appears to be sleeping while his car is moving in a video posted on Twitter on Monday.
  • The video was uploaded by Seth Blake, a guitarist for the band Wage War who said the Tesla vehicle was travelling at 75 mph on a highway when the video was filmed.
  • In the video, the driver is resting his head against the driver’s-seat headrest, and does not appear to be steering the vehicle.
  • Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A Tesla driver appears to be sleeping while his car is moving in a video posted on Twitter on Monday.

The video was uploaded by Seth Blake, a guitarist for the band Wage War who said the Tesla vehicle was travelling at 75 mph on a highway when the video was filmed.

“Dude is straight snoozing going 75mph on the interstate, letting his @Tesla do the work,” Blake wrote.


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In the video, the driver is resting his head against the driver’s-seat headrest and does not appear to be steering the vehicle. The driver appears to be using Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driver-assistance system, which can control functions such as steering, accelerating, and braking under some circumstances but requires the driver to be attentive and able to take control of the vehicle if needed.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tesla says on its website that Autopilot requires “active driver supervision,” but the most visible accidents involving Autopilot have involved reports of distracted drivers. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has received criticism for using the feature with his hands off the wheel during television interviews.

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